African Violet
Saintpaulia 'Optimara Little Rose Quartz'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saintpaulia (saint-PAWL-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Optimara Little Rose Quartz
Additional cultivar information:(aka Optimara Rose Quartz)
Hybridized by Holtkamp
Registered or introduced: 11/19/1988
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Size/Type:

Miniature

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Flower Characteristics:

Single

Semi-double

Leaf Shape/Type:

Ovate

Pointed

Leaf Texture:

Glossy/shiny

Hairy/fuzzy

Leaf Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation:

May be propagated by cuttings (leaf, sucker, or bloom stalk)

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ellerbe, North Carolina

Roanoke, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 24, 2007, jannich from Andalusia, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Optimara Rose Quartz (6969) 11/19/1988 (Holtkamp) Single-semidouble pink. Medium green, ovate, pointed, glossy, hairy. Miniature

Positive

On Mar 5, 2007, Plantcrazii from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Single-semidouble pink. Medium green, ovate, pointed, glossy, hairy. Miniature

Positive

On Feb 25, 2004, mkjones from Aurora, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This little micro-mini gem came to me blooming, and has repeatedly given me its lovely blossoms since--it has consistently remained a favorite in my collection.